The chinese adolescent egocentrism scale: Psychometric properties and normative profiles

Tan Lei Shek, Lu Yu, Man Hong Andrew Siu

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Although contemporary adolescents are commonly described as "egocentric" and "selfcentered", there is a severe lack of validated Chinese measures of adolescent egocentrism. Based on a thorough literature review, the 14-item Chinese Adolescent Egocentrism Scale (CAES) was developed and administered to 1,658 Chinese secondary school students. Factor analyses showed that two factors were intrinsic to the scale and the related subscales as well as the overall scale had high internal consistency. Consistent with expectations, CAES scores were significantly related to measures of morality, egocentrism, spirituality and empathy. Analyses of the responses to the CAES items revealed that a significant proportion of respondents showed self-centered characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Developmental Research
Subtitle of host publicationExperience from Research in Hong Kong
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781628081671
ISBN (Print)9781628081664
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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